Luke 7:26
New International Version
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

New Living Translation
Were you looking for a prophet? Yes, and he is more than a prophet.

English Standard Version
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Berean Study Bible
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Berean Literal Bible
But what have you gone out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one more excellent than a prophet.

New American Standard Bible
"But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.

King James Bible
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Christian Standard Bible
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

Contemporary English Version
What then did you go out to see? Was he a prophet? He certainly was! I tell you that he was more than a prophet.

Good News Translation
Tell me, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes indeed, but you saw much more than a prophet.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What then did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and far more than a prophet.

International Standard Version
Really, what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and even more than a prophet!

NET Bible
What did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.

New Heart English Bible
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a Prophet.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Really, what did you go to see? A prophet? Let me tell you that he is far more than a prophet.

New American Standard 1977
“But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and one who is more than a prophet.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

King James 2000 Bible
But what went you out to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

American King James Version
But what went you out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

American Standard Version
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But what went you out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and more than a prophet.

Darby Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say to you, and [what is] more excellent than a prophet.

English Revised Version
But what went ye out to see? a prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.

Webster's Bible Translation
But what went ye out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

Weymouth New Testament
But what did you go out to see? A Prophet? Aye, I tell you, and far more than a Prophet.

World English Bible
But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and much more than a prophet.

Young's Literal Translation
'But what have ye gone forth to see? a prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet:
Study Bible
Jesus Testifies about John
25Otherwise, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Look, those who wear elegant clothing and live in luxury are found in palaces. 26But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 27This is the one about whom it is written: ‘Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.’…
Cross References
Luke 7:25
Otherwise, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? Look, those who wear elegant clothing and live in luxury are found in palaces.

Luke 7:27
This is the one about whom it is written: 'Behold, I will send My messenger ahead of You, who will prepare Your way before You.'

Treasury of Scripture

But what went you out for to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and much more than a prophet.

A prophet.

Luke 1:76
And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;

Luke 20:6
But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

and.

Luke 16:16
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.

See on

Matthew 11:9-14
But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet…

John 3:26
And they came unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him.

John 5:35
He was a burning and a shining light: and ye were willing for a season to rejoice in his light.







Lexicon
But
Ἀλλὰ (Alla)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 235: But, except, however. Neuter plural of allos; properly, other things, i.e. contrariwise.

what
τί (ti)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 5101: Who, which, what, why. Probably emphatic of tis; an interrogative pronoun, who, which or what.

did you go out
ἐξήλθατε (exēlthate)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1831: To go out, come out. From ek and erchomai; to issue.

to see?
ἰδεῖν (idein)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 3708: Properly, to stare at, i.e. to discern clearly; by extension, to attend to; by Hebraism, to experience; passively, to appear.

A prophet?
προφήτην (prophētēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.

Yes,
ναί (nai)
Particle
Strong's Greek 3483: Yes, certainly, even so. A primary particle of strong affirmation; yes.

I tell
λέγω (legō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

you,
ὑμῖν (hymin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 2nd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4771: You. The person pronoun of the second person singular; thou.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

more
περισσότερον (perissoteron)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Singular - Comparative
Strong's Greek 4053: From peri; superabundant or superior; by implication, excessive; adverbially violently; neuter preeminence.

than a prophet.
προφήτου (prophētou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 4396: From a compound of pro and phemi; a foreteller; by analogy, an inspired speaker; by extension, a poet.
Verse 26. - But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. The great Teacher proceeds in his discourse. From the scene and the surroundings - the reeds of the banks of Jordan - he went on to speak of the great Jordan preacher, so unlike, in spite of this one weak wavering hour, the reeds in the midst of which he preached. Jesus thus painted the grave, austere man, first in his stern enmity to the seductive magnificence of a court-life, then in his severe austerity as regards himself. Who, then, was he - this preacher to whom the people had resorted in such crowds to see and hear? Was he a prophet? was he one more of those men who in past ages had been the salt which preserved Israel from decay? Yes; that is what he was, that true great one - a prophet in the deepest, truest sense of the word. Ah! higher still, went on the Teacher, John was much more than a prophet. What then? and the by-standers marvelled; what more could he be? Was he, peradventure, the Messiah? 7:19-35 To his miracles in the kingdom of nature, Christ adds this in the kingdom of grace, To the poor the gospel is preached. It clearly pointed out the spiritual nature of Christ's kingdom, that the messenger he sent before him to prepare his way, did it by preaching repentance and reformation of heart and life. We have here the just blame of those who were not wrought upon by the ministry of John Baptist or of Jesus Christ himself. They made a jest of the methods God took to do them good. This is the ruin of multitudes; they are not serious in the concerns of their souls. Let us study to prove ourselves children of Wisdom, by attending the instructions of God's word, and adoring those mysteries and glad tidings which infidels and Pharisees deride and blaspheme.
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